Civil Aviation Research Organization to come up at Hyderabad airport

CARO would cater to air navigation service and airport/engineering research

GN Bureau | July 17, 2018


#Airports Authority of India   #AAI   #PSU  

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to set up a world-class Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) to find out indigenous solutions for meeting challenges thrown by burgeoning air traffic and for enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency of aircraft operations.

Minister of commerce, industries and civil aviation Suresh Prabhu laid the foundation stone for CARO on July 5.

The CARO will be spread across a sprawling area of 27 acres and cater to air navigation service and airport/engineering research for which AAI has earmarked a staggering Rs 1200 crores for a period of 12 years for R&D.

The institute will house world-class infrastructure and will be equipped with simulators. It is likely to be completed in two to three years.

Prabhu raised the landmark initiative of AAI in setting up CARO and the readiness of industry partners like Boeing and Honeywell and academic institutions for collaborative research with AAI, which is critical for the domain of R&D.

He said the need of the hour is to find solutions through research for enhancing safety, convenience of passenger and capacity through resource optimisation particularly in view of the infrastructural constraints. He appeared optimistic that with the setting up of CARO, India will be well placed to handle the burgeoning air traffic situation with the passenger trips likely to increase from 200 million to a billion in the foreseeable future.

Ministry of civil aviation secretary R N Choubey impressed upon CARO to take up research work on four priority areas— increasing airport throughput with the existing infrastructural limitations, airspace optimisation, cost-effective infrastructure solutions for the upcoming 56 RCS airports and integrating drones in civil airspace.
 

Comments

 

Other News

How Covid-19 can be a boon to slash tobacco disease burden

 The two-month Covid-19 lockdown has been both a bane and a boon for India’s 27 crore tobacco users. With tobacco not included in the list of essential goods and many states explicitly banning chewing tobacco over concerns of spitting, the sharp drop in availability has forced them to undergo wi

Maharshtra braces to face Cyclone Nisarga

 Even as Mumbai fights challenges posed by COVID-19 on multiple fronts and as the  coronavirus cases continue to rise daily, the city now faces a double whammy with the cyclone ‘Nisarga’ slated to make the landfall in Maharashtra Wednesday. A state-wide alert has been issued for Mumba

Harnessing the demographic capital: how effective are skilling programmes?

Probing data concerning increased job creation and the decline in unemployment has been holding the attention of economists and been subject of discussions in several think tanks in the preceding months. The NITI Aayog reports that 3.53 million new jobs were created between September 2017 and February 2018

It`s time to Unlock now, with economic focus

With Lockdown 4 ending Sunday, the home ministry has issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones. The guidelines, issued based on extensive consultations held with states and UTs, will be effective from June 1 till June 30. The first phase of reo

Small kitchen gardens turn saviours for Gujarat tribal families

When the whole world is fighting COVID-19, food and nutrition security has become a major issue. The pandemic has aggravated the existing food crisis in India, especially in rural and tribal regions. There has been less availability of fresh foods in most parts of the country, and the tribal community has

India will set example of post-Covid-19 economic revival: Modi

India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter